Gregg A. Leone

Vice President, Director, Center for Advanced Aviation System Development

Gregg A. Leone is the vice president and director of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) at MITRE. CAASD is the federally funded research and development center that MITRE manages for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role, Leone leads MITRE’s overall domestic and international civil aviation, aviation/aerospace, and transportation strategy and business operations. In addition, Leone is a member of the NextGen Advisory Committee, which provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA.

Leone joined MITRE in 1983 as a member of the technical staff and has spent his career helping to make aviation safer and more efficient in the United States and abroad.

He previously served as CAASD international portfolio director, leading MITRE’s aviation work in Canada, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. This effort led to the establishment of new partnerships and relationships, including MITRE’s first international research and development facility in Singapore.

Prior to his work in the international portfolio, Leone was executive director of MITRE’s FAA NextGen transformation, its integration efforts and programs.

A widely published expert in international aviation, air space safety, and modernization, Leone is also a frequent speaker at international aviation conferences. He serves on the RTCA Board of Directors and is a member of the Air Traffic Control Association, the American Association of Airport Executives, and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. 

Leone holds an associate’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, N.Y., a bachelor’s degree in computer science and applied systems software from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.